Functional Family Law – a presentation by Antonio Vercellone on 27 October 2021

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Functional Family Law

The Challenges of the Legal System Before Family Pluralism

Antonio Vercellone (Bocconi University)

Wednesday 27th October, 17.00 (CEST), Hybrid (Sala del Camino, Villa Salviati / Zoom) 

The Queer and Feminist Studies Working Group is delighted to announce the presentation of Antonio Vercellone.

His presentation will focus on how people, from the bottom up, arrange familial bonds which are still largely considered at the margins of the law (polygamy, polyamory, kinship of choice, mutual aid families etc.), to see how these ménages question some of the pillars of the notion of family in the western legal tradition, with specific reference to the institution of marriage. Relying on the notion of “de facto familiar relationships”, he will propose an inclusive legal approach to family and parenthood, giving a solution able to grasp and protect all familiar bonds, beyond gender, number, blood ties and sexualization of the relationship.

Antonio Vercellone (PhD, Bocconi University) is post-doctoral researcher in Private Law at the University of Turin. His presentation will be discussed by Tommaso Fia (Law, EUI).

Please register on Events to get a seat in sala del Camino, Villa Salviati. Due to its limited capacity, you’ll receive the ZOOM link if no seats are available.

Categories: EUI Events, LGBTIQ WG